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Amersham Mayor Mimi Harker nearly missed Olympic torch relay
MIMI Harker almost missed her once in a lifetime chance of carrying the Olympic torch after getting lost on the way to the start line.
The Mayor of Amersham had to flag down a police officer to take her to her relay point in Slough after getting lost down a country lane.
She said: "She got me there and indicated where I was heading for. She didn't give me her name and drove off, so I want to thank her - I might have missed it if it wasn't for her."
Cllr Harker was nominated to carry the torch for her charity and community work in Amersham.
She said: "You feel incredibly humbled to be offered something like this.
"When I got dressed into my special torch-bearers' outfit I kept thinking, 'This isn't real'. I'm never going to forget it."
Reflecting on the day as a whole Cllr Harker said: "The crowd loved it. The people of Slough did the Olympic Games and the torch relay proud. They turned up in their thousands. There were people everywhere you looked - on railings, on roofs, walls, in trees, everywhere.
"They showed such passion and excitement and that made us respond to them, and they responded to us even more."